Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 10/22/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Every Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

The Old Mole burrows down to the roots of the great issues of our time – the struggles of ordinary people for democratic and sustainable ways of life.  The Mole goes where corporate media fear to tread, supporting grassroots challenges to top-down authority and giving voice to movements that shake the foundations of an unjust society.  The Moles' perspective is democratic, anti-capitalist, feminist, and anti-racist.  We count Karl Marx as a friend but are open to other voices from the left. The show includes analyses of global politics and economics, local grassroots activism, segments on the Left & the Law, and reviews of films, books, music, and theater. 

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Our theme song is the traditional "Mole in the Ground," sometimes performed by Clayton & Ernie, sometimes by Joe C,  and sometimes blended with other versions, like the one by dj/rupture, sung by Sindhu Zagoren on the album Special Gunpowder

Our graphic lettering is by Charlie Ertola. Host portraits by Clayton Morgareidge.
 

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Field Interviews from Occupy ICE PDX

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In this segment, field Mole Desiree Hellegers speaks with activists at OccupyICEPdx about the action which began on the evening of June 17, Father's Day, and helped touch off a nationwide movement to occupy--and abolish--Immigration and Customs Enforcement.     Read more

Unions After JANUS: learning from Wisconsin teachers

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Bob Peterson, who taught 5th grade for 30  years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bob led the teachers union to increased militancy and collective action after the rabidly conservative Wisconsin legislature enacted set of union busting laws that included for... Read more

Movie Moles Coco

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement and Jan Haaken review the 2017 animated film, Coco, which blends an age old story of a child's torn affection for their family and the wider world with the trauma about being separated by borders. They consider the deep emotional resonance its themes of  borders... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 2, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts and we hear: Desireee Hellegers presents field-interviews from Occupy ICE PDX Movie Moles Joe Clement and Jan Haaken review of the 2017 animated film about Mexican families, Coco. Bill Resnick and Bob Peterson discuss how teacher's unions prevaile... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 25, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 06/25/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Denise Morris hosts this episode of The Old Mole which includes: Trump and Global Trade: In a 2 part interview, Bill Resnick talks with Economist Jack Rasmus about Trump's trade theatrics, it's stated and real goals, and how the overall Trump program could crash and... Read more

Drowning Out Jordan Peterson

Airs at: Mon, 06/25/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    June 25th, 2018, Socialist Alternative and Democratic Socialists of America are sponsoring a rally to Drown Out Jordan Peterson! The Portland Peace Team will also be there, and so, we hope, will many others, at the Keller Fountain Park, Southwest 3rd avenue in Portlan... Read more

Trump and Global Trade Theatrics

Airs at: Mon, 06/25/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with cconomist Jack Rasmus about Trump's trade theatrics, it's stated and real goals, and how the overall Trump program could crash and burn in economic crisis. Read more

Chemistry: A Novel

Airs at: Mon, 06/25/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Weike Wang’s short novel, Chemistry. Wang received a degree in chemistry from Harvard where she also earned a PhD in public health. Her novel explores women in the sciences. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour

Airs at: Mon, 06/18/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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An interview with Joel Jordan, teacher and activist on the struggles and successes of teacher unions. A report on the Trump/Kim Jong Un summit by Korean expert Martin Hart-Landsberg. A discussion of the ACLU lawsuit against the Justice Depatment's policy of separating chi... Read more

Teachers on Strike Across the Nation

Airs at: Mon, 06/18/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Old Mole’s Bill Resnick talks with Joel Jordan, a long time high school teacher in Los Angeles who is also a writer, activist, organizer, and a leader in the radical caucus that managed to gain power in the Los Angeles Teachers Union. They discuss the recent rising of t... Read more